A Multitude of Passion

Within a few hours of each other, two similar emails have arrived in my inbox demanding some attention.

First was this week's Mahubah's Corner article from Avalyn Hunter. Topic: Passion for Gold, the recent Medaglia d'Oro stakes winner and only the second colt to score a black type victory for a sire whose fillies have been his standardbearers.

Second was ... well ... an article on Passion for Gold.  The, uh, recent Medaglia d'Oro stakes winner.  And -- stop me if you've heard this -- only his second colt to score a black type victory. This email came from Alan Porter, who wears the Porter on Pedigrees cap while writing for BloodHorse.com, and his Pedigree Consultants hat for TrueNicks.com.

One French group winner, two stories. That's a lot of Passion.

It's also a fun opportunity to see what caught the attention of two of the industry's top pedigree analysts.

Avalyn comments on Passion for Gold's descent from the historic Crepuscule female family; how Medaglia d'Oro's Northern Dancer-line pedigree crosses with mares from the ubiquitous Mr. Prospector ilk; and how distance and track surface will play a role in the colt's future racing career.  Enjoy her Mahubah's Corner column here:  Medaglia d'Oro Has a Passion for Gold.

Alan focuses on the ongoing emergence of Sadler's Wells as a distinct sire line; Medaglia d'Oro's turf qualifications; and inbreeding patterns in the mares that produce top Medaglia d'Oro foals. Read his TrueNicks post here:  Some Gold For the Colts.


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Where could I find out more information for us first time nickers? I am a new TB owner that wants to understand the ABC's of nicking - do you have an article for us ? Nicking for Dummies?

  • Scot's reply:  I'll switch caps from "pedigrees" to "nicks" for a moment and point you to our TrueNicks site.  You can read a bit about Thoroughbred nicking theory in About TrueNicks.  Once there you'll find a link to  watch an online seminar to hear more detail. 
19 Nov 2009 12:32 PM
Pedigree Shelly

       It is obvious that the Megdalia D'Oro / Roar cross has produced one of the best fillies of all time Rachel Alexandra ! He is still a young stallion so i think mares from other lines besides that of Mr P will work well also !

24 Nov 2009 6:42 PM
Pedigree Shelly

        Scot , can you please tell me how a foal sharing agreement works? This is my first broodmare prospect and I need your help on this subject !

  • Scot's reply:  Great idea for a topic, Shelly.  I've got it on the calendar for next week!
02 Dec 2009 7:29 PM

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